Islam is on the march again. Apologists for Islam and its prophet Muhammad say that Islam is peaceful. However we need to look at the fruit of Islam to be able to see if it is peaceful or not. Jesus taught us that there would be many false prophets. He taught us that we would be able to determine if they are a true or false prophet based on what they do:
Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. (Matthew 7:15-20).
If we want to know if somebody was a prophet or not, we have to look at their accomplishments. The results of their teachings tell us whether or not somebody is or isn’t a true prophet. Let’s take a look at the founder of Islam, Muhammad. Let’s see the fruits of his preaching.
At the start of Muhammad’s preaching he had very few converts. It was only after he fled to Media with his few followers that he began to have success. The reason why he started to have success was because suddenly he received revelations in the Koran that taught Muhammad that Islam could spread by the sword. Muhammad became a warlord. His gospel became the gospel of convert or be enslaved. After his victories his soldiers would behead his defeated enemies while he watched WITH HIS 9 YEAR OLD WIFE.
In Muhammad’s Koran victorious Muslim soldiers are allowed to take captured non Muslim girls as sex slaves. Muhammad took many sex slaves. His favorite concubine was an Egyptian Christian girl he captured in a raid. Muslim men are taught that all non Muslim girls are fair game for them to do with as they please.
In territory where the non-Muslim population gave up without a fight Muhammad put painful restrictions on them. Non-Muslims had to pay the Jizya which was a harsh tax on them. Non-Muslims were declared Dhimmi which legally relegated them to 3 rate legal status and took their citizen rights away from them. Non-Muslims were forbidden to build new churches and were not allowed to renovate their current churches making it so their religious beliefs would die away with time. The fruit of Islam in Mohammad’s time was violence and slavery.
These were the things that Mohammad did. However some people will say that Islam didn’t continue that way or that Islam was great but it got hijacked by radicals. However when we look at history, we see that Islam operates in the same way. Let’s look at the fruit of Islam after Muhammad’s death.
Right after Mohammad’s death his followers continued with his gospel. They invaded all over the world. Conquered people either could join Islam, be enslaved, be murdered or give up without a fight and be relegated to a 3rd rate citizen status. In 100 years after Muhammad’s death, Muslim warriors conquered all the way from Afghanistan to Spain using the same methods. Muslim pirates in the Mediterrean Sea enslaved so many people that they wiped out huge populations. The slave markets of the Middle East were full of European women enslaved by Muslim pirates.
Muslims started to use captured slave children from Christian nations in their armies. In Egypt the local Muslim Sultan captured Christian boys from Europe, force converted them to Islam and made them into his army. These were the Mameluks. Eventually they rose up and seized power in Egypt. The Ottoman Turks would take the best boys from Southern Europe, enslave them, force convert them to Islam and make them into the Sutlan’s private army. These were the Janissaries. They were some of the most fanatical warriors and helped the Ottoman Empire conquer all the way to Austria. Christian parents were so afraid of the Ottomans taking their children away that many Christians would maim their own kids to protect them. The Ottomans would go through Christian villages and take the most beautiful girls and force them into sex slavery back in Turkey. Muslim raiders would raid into Russia looking for girls to enslave and take back to the Ottoman sex markets. Christians in the Ottoman Empire were forced to live as Dhimmi and they had to pay the Jizya tax. Not only were their children taken from them, but they had to pay for the privilege. The fruit of Islam after the time of Muhammad was violence and slavery.
Now let’s look at what Islam does today. In ISIS controlled territory non-Muslim girls as young as 8 years old are kidnapped away from their families and sold as sex slaves to ISIS soldiers. In territories that ISIS conquers Christians are made into 3rd class citizens and have to pay the Jizya tax or else they are murdered. In Europe the Muslim immigrants see the Christian girls as fresh meat for their sexual urges, just like their ancestors in the Middle East. Some people will say that ISIS doesn’t represent Islam. However the leader of ISIS Abu Baka Al-Baghdadi has a PHD in Islamic studies. He knows Islam better than anybody. The fruit of Islam today is violence and sexual exploitation, just like it’s always been in Islamic history.
Mormon Church leaders need to pay attention to the Savior’s teachings. Jesus taught us how to identify false prophets. We must judge them based on the results. The results of Muhammad’s teachings have been war and slavery. The fruit of Islam was the same in Muhammad’s day, in the time of his first followers, in the time of the Mameluks, in the time of the Ottomans and today. Nothing ever changes with Islam. The best way to judge Islam isn’t by the PC things some local Imam says, but to look at Islam’s real history. The fruit of Islam is Islam is the Great and Abominable church Nephi saw in his vision. When we judge Islam by the results we must conclude that Muhammad was a false prophet who brought chaos, slavery and death to billions of people.
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